A Marygrove blog suggests that as a new principal, you need to “show reverence for the culture of the school,” “bury the megaphone for the first year” — better to start with a whisper, they say; when you need advice, “ditch the textbook, call an experienced friend;” and they also encourage you to realize that, “Principals rarely win the popularity contest,” “You can never get everything done,” and finally, “You can’t ride in on a white horse and change everything yourself,” you’ll need the whole school behind you to do that.